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May 2018
Free

Watch Your Tone: A Reading

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Witness the work of participants in Nathan McClain's workshop “Watch Your Tone” as they share new poems, both playful and serious. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served.

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Free

New Chords and Hauntings: A Reading

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Join participants in R.A. Villanueva's workshop “New Chords and Hauntings” as they share new and "uniquely haunted" work honed in spring sessions. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served.          

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$20 - $25

Cultural Publicity Workshop for Poets of Color

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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This workshop, facilitated by Kima Jones, co-founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts, will teach the expectant author how to set realistic goals while making room for their biggest dreams, define their audience, pitch their work to media and create relationships with booksellers. This workshop is best suited for authors who have forthcoming book projects. Refreshments served. Space is limited. The cost of the workshop is $25 for general admission, and $20 for students and seniors. To register, please visit the Jack Jones Literary…

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Free

A Tribute to June Jordan

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium,
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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A Tribute to June Jordan is an intergenerational exploration of the legendary poet’s life, work, and legacy. This daylong conference will begin with a keynote address by Jan Heller Levi. A series of lectures, discussions and readings will follow featuring aracelis girmay, E. Ethelbert Miller and Evie Shockley, among many others. Free and open to the public, this event is co-presented with the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center, The June M. Jordan Literary Estate Trust, Lost & Found: The CUNY…

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June 2018
Free

Cave Canem Faculty Reading & Conversation

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Join us for an evening with Cornelius Eady, Cave Canem co-founder, and Evie Shockley, 2018 Pultizer Prize finalist, who will read from their work and engage in a conversation. Eady is the author of eight poetry collections, including "Victims of the Latest Dance Craze," winner of the Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets and most recently, "Hardheaded Weather," nominated for an NAACP Image Award. With his band Rough Magic, he has released the albums "Book of Hooks" (2013) and "Singing While Black" (2015)...

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Free

Cave Canem Fellows Read

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Join us for an exciting night of poetry as fellows from this year's retreat read their poems in rapid-fire, 4-minute intervals. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.      

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Cave Canem Fellows Read

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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Celebrate the breadth of Black poetry as a new group of this year's Cave Canem fellows share original work in 4-minute intervals. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.      

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Cave Canem Faculty Read at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Alphabet City,
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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Enjoy an evening of poetry with acclaimed poets and 2018 retreat faculty Chris Abani, Robin Coste Lewis and Amber Flora Thomas at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. Recipient of a Guggenheim Award, Abani is the author of "Sanctificum" (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), and "There Are No Names for Red" (Red Hen Press, 2010) among other works of poetry and fiction. Lewis is the current poet laureate of Los Angeles and author of "Voyage of the Sable Venus" (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015), which won the National Book Award...

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Because Blackness Like Poetry Means Many Things: Celebrating Cave Canem

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater,
5941 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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Celebrate Cave Canem with exceptional readings by Cave Canem fellows Samiya Bashir, Eisa Davis, Ruth Ellen Kocher, and avery r. young. This celebration's theme, “Blackness like poetry means many things,” draws from Terrance Hayes’s 2016 speech at the National Book Awards, when Cave Canem won the Literarian Award. Bashir is the author of three poetry collections, most recently "Field Theories" (Nightboat Books, 2017), of which Major Jackson notes, "each poem makes a spectacular event of artful speech that dances on the ridgeline of this brilliant poets’ history, heart, and intellect."...

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August 2018
Free

Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum, The Americas Galleries,
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Enjoy a night of poetry with Cave Canem friend and fellows! Poets Rico Frederick, Erica Mapp and Camille Rankine read in celebration of the work and artistry of Caribbean communities. This program is co-presented as part of the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays event series. Free and open to the public.

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